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World Stroke Day: Awareness and Prevention of the World's Leading Cause of Death

Anatomy & Physiology, Connexions Website
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The hemorrhagic stroke

Yesterday was World Stroke Day, an annual awareness day observed on Oct. 29.

One out of six people in the world experience a stroke in their lifetime, making it the leading cause of death and disability globally. 

Dr. Nima Mowzoon developed the rapid response acute stroke protocol at Lee Memorial Health System, termed Code S, in 2010. He then became the director of stroke and vascular neurology at LMHS, where he continued until 2014.

Dr. Mowzoon joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about stroke prevention and give some insight into telemedicine as the CEO of Ft. Myers-based TeleSpecialists.

Rachel Iacovone is a reporter and associate producer of Gulf Coast Live for WGCU News. Rachel came to WGCU as an intern in 2016, during the presidential race. She went on to cover Florida Gulf Coast University students at President Donald Trump's inauguration on Capitol Hill and Southwest Floridians in attendance at the following day's Women's March on Washington.Rachel was first contacted by WGCU when she was managing editor of FGCU's student-run media group, Eagle News. She helped take Eagle News from a weekly newspaper to a daily online publication with TV and radio branches within two years, winning the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award for Best Use of Multimedia in a cross-platform series she led for National Coming Out Day. She also won the Mark of Excellence Award for Feature Writing for her five-month coverage of an FGCU student's transition from male to female.As a WGCU reporter, she produced the first radio story in WGCU's Curious Gulf Coast project, which answered the question: Does SWFL Have More Cases of Pediatric Cancer?Rachel graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a bachelor's degree in journalism.